Wisconsin Employment Lawyers
I have been licensed to practice law since 2011 representing various businesses, individuals, and governmental entities. I have zealously represented clients in state and federal court and provide confidential, trusted counsel to clients in...
Pat's experience with federal, state and local regulating and investigating agencies gives him the ability to guide clients through the multiple areas of risk that affect today's business and professional climate. This allows his clients the time to focus on maintaining business and professional concerns, while he controls any civil, criminal or regulatory risks that may affect their organization. His approachable manner allows him to create a comfortable...
Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Andrew graduated from Appleton East High School in 1996. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in economics. As a junior, he attended the London School of Economics on the prestigious Hansard Scholarship. After a brief stint at a Fortune 500 company in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Wisconsin to begin his legal education at Marquette University Law...
Ray received his law degree from the Marquette University Law School in 1977. He taught there as an adjunct professor of law from 1985 to 1990, and also has lectured at the University of Wisconsin...
The Ruffi team understands how distracting and time consuming legal needs can be. Sarah Ruffi founded Ruffi Law Offices, S.C. in 2004 with a clear vision to create a law practice with a broad base of business law experience designed to make legal issues worry-free. Sarah strives to give all of her clients peace of mind by being their in-house counsel at the other end of the telephone line.
Richard has handled complex...
After law school, and the Wisconsin Bar Examination, Johansen began handling cases in Douglas County and surrounding Wisconsin counties. In 2010, Johansen was selected by Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, for excellence...
A Northeast Wisconsin native, Sam knows his community and is dedicated to helping the hard-working people of Wisconsin who have suffered injuries on the job obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. Call Sam Bomier if you have any questions in this area of the law.
Whether you reside in Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah/Menasha, Green Bay to Marinette, or along the Lakeshore, our office serves all of Northeast Wisconsin.
• Many of my clients are multi-generational, family owned businesses with domestic and international operations. I act as “outside general counsel” and assist clients with a variety of matters, including business succession planning, buy-sell agreements, supply and distribution agreements, terms and conditions, and non-compete agreements.
• Performed due diligence as part of representation of clients in purchases and sales of manufacturing companies with values exceeding $500 million.
• Assist clients with formation...
Wisconsin Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Action of Wisconsin - Madison Area Office
Problems in the workplace?
Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.
This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.
Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.
Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.
Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.
Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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